NEW: Guidance and resources for schools and teachers to support pupils who use EAL and their families to help mitigate any learning and language loss experienced during school closures.
During school closures, EAL learners are likely to experience a significant lack of exposure to English language models. This also includes lack of exposure to extended reading, listening and speaking opportunities. These opportunities are key to ensuring that learners progress in their English language proficiency, which in turn allows them to access the curriculum.
To help with this, The Bell Foundation has compiled a list of resources below which provide exposure to extended reading, listening (and where possible) speaking resources. This includes a downloadable document listing useful online resources (websites). Some resources are curriculum-focussed, whereas others are language-focussed. This is a ‘living’ resource and will be updated regularly.
The videos below provide EAL teaching guidance and strategies specific to home learning: